University Marketing and Communications
The mission of the Division of University Marketing and Communications is to enhance, amplify and protect the reputation of the University of Houston in order to invite top talent, attract support and advance the University’s mission of offering students nationally competitive opportunities for learning.
- Building connections between the University and its constituents
- Enhancing the image, reputation and visibility of the University
- Fostering public awareness, understanding, trust and appreciation of the University
- Inspiring support (including involvement, advocacy and financial support)
- Instilling pride, preference and ownership of the University
The Media Relations team, which includes social media, tells the story of the University of Houston by highlighting the achievements of the institution and its faculty, staff and students, and collaborates closely with other communications teams throughout UH to share news and information.
First Study of Its Kind Links Moms’ Problems to Adolescent Attachment
First-of-its-kind psychology research from the University of Houston finds that moms with personality disorder symptoms impact their adolescent children who subsequently show a higher likelihood of insecure attachment which can impact their socio-emotional development and mental health.
UH Mourns the Loss of Shasta VI Mascot
Shasta VI, the University of Houston’s live cougar mascot who made his home at the Houston Zoo, passed away from a progressive spinal disease on Thursday, Aug. 4. Shasta VI was loved and cared for by his dedicated staff of carnivore keepers and veterinarians at the Houston Zoo and was a cherished member of the Houston Cougar family.
UH Researchers Awarded $1.7M to Examine Academic Outcomes for Adolescent Immigrant Youth
Researchers at the University of Houston have received a $1.7 million grant to investigate the unique challenges adolescent immigrant students face when entering U.S. schools for the first time, and to develop reading interventions to accelerate their literacy.
Moore Exemplifies Leadership with Houston Rise Commitment
The University of Houston Athletics Department announced a $1 million pledge from Houston’s Board of Regents Vice Chair, Jack Moore and wife Debbie. The Moore family gift will support the construction of the Football Operations Center, the centerpiece of the Houston Rise campaign.
University of Houston Selected as Amazon Career Choice Program Institution
UH joins other noted institutions in Texas and nationwide that have been selected for Amazon’s Career Choice program.
Investing in Brain Research and Neuroengineering
The BRAIN Center at the University of Houston, which is responsible for unique and stunning events that measure your brain while performing, and provides specialized training in innovative neurotech, computational tools and neuroengineering techniques for therapists, clinical fellows and orthotics and prosthetics professionals, has been funded through 2027.
Public Art of the University of Houston System Announces Two Major Commissions and a Series of New Acquisitions
Public Art of the University of Houston System announces the installation of two new commissions at the University of Houston and the acquisition of 20 works by some of the most dynamic artists working from Houston today, all of which will be on public view this fall.
Sanchez Family Pledges $3 Million to UH Sales Program for Scholarships
A $3 million gift from the A.R. “Tony” and Maria J. Sanchez Family Foundation will establish a scholarship endowment for sales and digital marketing students. In recognition of the gift, the Program for Excellence in Selling at the C. T. Bauer College of Business will be named the A.R. “Tony” and Maria J. Sanchez Program for Excellence in Selling.
Chances of Thriving After a Natural Disaster Depend on Your Level of Security Before
UH Hobby School of Public Affairs studied 20 years of Texas extreme heat, hurricanes, floods, fires and freezes to determine why some households recover after natural disasters but others never get back on their feet. The findings can help leaders better plan around chronic risks that can linger after an event has passed.
Microchips Created at UH Headed to Space to Honor Artemis I Team
A University of Houston engineer engraved thousands of names on tiny microchips that will soon launch into space on the Artemis I mission to honor the team behind NASA's return to the moon.
UH Athletics Receives $10 Million Pledge for New Football Development Center
The University of Houston Athletics Department has received an anonymous $10 million pledge to support its planned state-of-the-art Football Development Center (FDC). The gift is part of Houston Rise, the newly launched $150 million fundraising campaign centered on competitive excellence in the Big 12 conference.
Researchers Report Major Advance in Semiconductor Materials
Researchers have for the first time experimentally discovered that a cubic boron arsenide crystal offers high carrier mobility for both electrons and holes – the two ways in which a charge is carried in a semiconducting material – suggesting a major advance for next-generation electronics.
Executive & Internal Communications
The Executive and Internal Communications team shares important information with the campus community through the UH Today e-newsletter, and provides a wide range of editorial support for the Office of the President and other executive units.
The Academic Communications team leads communication efforts within the Office of the Provost, including crafting and distributing academic news and messages, and supporting the provost’s key initiatives.
Marketing and Digital Strategy
The Digital Strategy team is responsible for the online advancement and support of UMC goals and the President’s strategic initiatives. We work to deliver an industry-leading website and award-winning app by identifying and implementing emerging trends and technologies.
Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks
The Brand Management, Licensing & Trademarks team, which includes Creative Services, builds, stewards and protects the integrity of the University’s brand through a framework of strong, consistent presentation of the UH brand in all arenas. The team ensures cohesive use of the brand guidelines and brand identity, including trademarks and logos, for all UH communications, marketing and licensed merchandise.
The foundations of our messaging: Who we are and how we sound, including our Brand Pillars and Personality Traits.
Willing to take risks, work hard, make tough choices and explore, even in the face of uncertainty or challenges. Undaunted.
How to use the UH brand: Guidance for UH students, faculty, staff, licensees and third parties.
A warmth, openness and acceptance of all. Genuine in our word and our tone.
The Business Services team keeps the division operating at full throttle by providing the administrative, financial, IT and human resources support for UMC. We are responsible for budgeting, accounting and strategic oversight of the division’s information technology.